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Curtain comes down on annual Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society performance
23rd March 2016

The curtain has come down on this year’s incredible Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society performance.

Leah Crimes, Head of Drama and English at the Colwyn Bay school, oversaw three performances of the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which took place on consecutive nights last week.

After six months of hard work and rehearsals, the talented actors took centre stage in-front of an audience in their first of three sell-out performances on Wednesday, March 9.

Mrs Crimes, said: “Jenny Blackman, Tallulah Batley and Adrian Lewis gave us the naïve, innocent characters of the children with energy and exuberance, and Olivia Williams and Elishia Phillips kept the plot moving forward as 'Narrative Jean'.

“Careers in law are surely on the cards for Ben Gibson and Grace Patrick, who held the courtroom scenes together with style and energy, and Omer Tahir may have found his calling in the church, demonstrating a metaphysical and assured performance of Reverend Sykes.

“Sam Randall, Alexa Rowlands, Lola Cadena Torrero, Phil Rapp and Ruby James were all both comedic and moralistic, creating their characters perfectly, and the award for best reactions must go to Zahra Shamsi and Lucy Jones, for keeping copious notes during the trial.”

There was also a surprise appearance from Prep School teacher Andrew Camp, who played the role Boo Radley.

This is the latest in a series of successful productions from the school, with To Kill a Mockingbird following on from last year’s popular Cabaret musical.

The Dramatic Society dedicated their performances to teacher Rob Tickner, who sadly passed away last week.

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